SLTV.selectah secured first place in the Virtus.pro Staff Cup #2 following a 2-1 victory over HLTV.org's Staff (de_cache 16-6, de_mirage 14-16, de_inferno 16-9).
Last weekend the second edition of Virtus.pro Staff Cup #2 kicked off with the group stage with a total of 32 teams consisting of members of different local or global websites, including a couple of Americans from CS:GO subreddit and RGN.tv.
Interestingly enough NiP Staff, who fielded Joona "natu" Leppänenas one of their players, didn't make it past the group stage, but numerous teams from ex-CIS did, as well as HLTV.org's own lineup.
|sL4M and company win Virtus.pro Staff Cup #2 (photo hltv.org)|
Yesterday the double-elimination best-of-one bracket started and it was HLTV.org and SLTV.selectah, who got all the way up to the winner bracket final, where our lineup led by Tomi "lurppis" Kovanen prevailed 2-1 and reached the grand final.
Meanwhile, in the lower bracket Game Show, including New Era's Vasiliy "FANAT ROCKA" Trusov, made their way to the consolidation final through teams such as 1GAME.ua and Fragbite.se, although they once again failed to go through SLTV.selectah.
The grand final saw a rematch of the winner bracket final between HLTV.org and SLTV.selectah, but this time it was the Ukrainian-Russian mixture, who showed up in better form and secured $5,000 as the first place prize, leaving HLTV.org second with $2,500.
Virtus.pro Staff Cup #2 final standings:
1. SLTV.selectah Staff - $5,000
2. HLTV.org Staff - $2,500
3. Game Show - $1,500
4. Fragbite.se Staff - $1,000
5-6. SLTV Staff - $500
5-6. 1GAME.ua Staff - $500